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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2010, 06:49:31 PM »
You've sure missed a helluva lot of comedy relief!

You'll see a lot of it here, but you've got to look for it. :fuelfire: :tongue:
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2010, 09:23:21 PM »
You'll see a lot of it here, but you've got to look for it. :fuelfire: :tongue:

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2010, 10:58:45 PM »
I actually read through all the rules  ::)  I don't think I had that many rules to follow when I was in school.  It is obvious how uncomfortable they are with any sort of challenge to the hive. 

I love how they could call President Bush every name under the sun, but simply using Obama's actual nickname (Barry) is now an infraction.

No kidding!  Some of them hate Obama's deeds, since in office. They are being run out of town!
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2010, 10:03:46 AM »
Well, I hadn't been aware of these rules at the DU and they're nicely Stalinist, or maybe it would be better to say Maoist.


There is one, though, that I've seen in other places, even ones of opposite political/ideological leaning (ie, like us but not us). This business about not being able to post that someone is lying. This is pure absurdity. If you know someone is lying, then you post it, just as you'd say it. And just like in real life, you'd sound like a whiny kid if you couldn't back it up, and people would ignore you.

But simply outright banning naming someone a liar is crazy. Sometimes people are lying and need to be identified as liars. Sometimes they're lying about 99.8% of the time, like the 981 members of the DU.

The word and the label are hard, and you should be wise enough not to use hard words without provenance, but sometimes the truth is hard. It's good enough for the law, isn't it? The truth is an absolute defense against a defamation suit. That is, it's not defamatory to say someone is a liar when they are a liar.

It's not like naming someone a liar is some unprovable and highly uncivil vulgarity. It can't, for example, be established if someone's a censoredmothercensored, that will always be a matter of opinion and private posting boards can set their own rules about subjective opinions in vulgar format. It can be established if someone is lying or not, and if someone is lying, he is a liar.
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2010, 12:41:23 PM »
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This business about not being able to post that someone is lying. This is pure absurdity. If you know someone is lying, then you post it, just as you'd say it.


I wish more people had the courage to do as Joe Wilson did. It may have been a bit frowned upon, but nobody likes it when a lie is called out. Especially if you they believe it. It's crystal clear that there is no place for dissent at the DUmmy lounge. It's just sad it's run that way.

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #80 on: June 29, 2010, 07:47:38 AM »
In the days following Joe Wilson's "you lie!" episode, he raised more than $2 million buckaroos.  I was one of the ones who tossed a few bucks his way. 

I agree with you guys.  Why not be able to say to a fellow forumer, "You're lying and I can prove it.  Read this link."   Seems to me that would make for some lively and interesting reading, and therefore become a popular site. 

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2010, 11:38:30 PM »
One wonders what my fellow alum Skins means by this:

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Anybody have any idea?
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2010, 11:45:23 PM »
One wonders what my fellow alum Skins means by this:

Anybody have any idea?

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2010, 12:45:36 AM »
If the DUmmies are vampires, we are their silver and garlic.

Ah...sweet silver and garlic...

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2010, 10:58:17 AM »
One wonders what my fellow alum Skins means by this:

Anybody have any idea?

Uh........us?
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #85 on: July 01, 2010, 11:00:21 AM »
Uh........us?

Could be.  And it could be OET too.  They are doing a good bit of DU slamming these days as well..
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #86 on: July 01, 2010, 11:13:15 AM »
Could be.  And it could be OET too.  They are doing a good bit of DU slamming these days as well..

Does anybody know if my good friend and pal AllentownJake got thrown off Skins's island?
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #87 on: July 01, 2010, 11:21:14 AM »
Does anybody know if my good friend and pal AllentownJake got thrown off Skins's island?

There's been so many since Skimmer put out the new rules, I don't think we've kept up. Me thinks he was one of the first though.

Many of them even started free speech arguments and still got a tombstone! But then, we knew they would!
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #88 on: July 01, 2010, 11:23:36 AM »
There's been so many since Skimmer put out the new rules, I don't think we've kept up. Me thinks he was one of the first though.

Many of them even started free speech arguments and still got a tombstone! But then, we knew they would!

Well, if my fellow alum Skins tossed AllentownJake off the island, that's the fourth-stupidest thing Skins ever did.
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #89 on: July 01, 2010, 11:30:40 AM »
One wonders what my fellow alum Skins means by this:

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Anybody have any idea?

It's just another way of saying don't reference sites like CC, CU or anywhere else where they make fun of us.
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #90 on: July 01, 2010, 11:38:13 AM »
Anybody have any idea?


It's just another way of saying don't reference sites like CC, CU or anywhere else where they make fun of us.

When I saw that, to be bluntly honest, I took offense at it.

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #91 on: July 01, 2010, 11:39:12 AM »
Well, if my fellow alum Skins tossed AllentownJake off the island, that's the fourth-stupidest thing Skins ever did.

Well, I just confirmed it, Coach! He's over on OldElmTree now. That's where they all went to bitch about the new rules.
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #92 on: July 01, 2010, 11:45:35 AM »
Well, I just confirmed it, Coach! He's over on OldElmTree now. That's where they all went to bitch about the new rules.

But even if AllentownJake's over there, that doesn't necessarily mean my fellow alum tossed him off the island.
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2010, 11:45:45 AM »
Well, if my fellow alum Skins tossed AllentownJake off the island, that's the fourth-stupidest thing Skins ever did.

Fourth-stupidest?  Do I want to be reminded of the other three?
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #94 on: July 01, 2010, 11:51:41 AM »
But even if AllentownJake's over there, that doesn't necessarily mean my fellow alum tossed him off the island.

Well I "Googled" him and that's the only place I can find recent posts. If memory serves me, I think he was one of the first to complain they could no longer find fault with the "Big O". After they locked the first thread, he put up another and got the pizza!
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #95 on: July 01, 2010, 11:52:22 AM »
Fourth-stupidest?  Do I want to be reminded of the other three?

In no particular order--just chronological:

(a) my fellow alum Skins choosing to associate with Lord Marblehead, "EarlG."

(b) my fellow alum not banning Doug's stupid ex-wife during her Scamdal fiasco.

(c) Skins not banning the Bostonian Drunkard during the Fitzmas fiasco.

And if my good friend and associate AllentownJake was in fact thrown off Skin's island, that would most certainly rate among Skins's top four mistakes, one of his biggest blunders.  One of the most stupid things my fellow alum could do.  Being that stupid takes some brains.
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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2010, 11:59:23 AM »
In no particular order--just chronological:

(a) my fellow alum Skins choosing to associate with Lord Marblehead, "EarlG."

(b) my fellow alum not banning Doug's stupid ex-wife during her Scamdal fiasco.

(c) Skins not banning the Bostonian Drunkard during the Fitzmas fiasco.

And if my good friend and associate AllentownJake was in fact thrown off Skin's island, that would most certainly rate among Skins's top four mistakes, one of his biggest blunders.  One of the most stupid things my fellow alum could do.  Being that stupid takes some brains.

I found this BonFire over at the island, Coach. Looks like it was voluntary and he left in protest to the new marxist state.

Here's the link!

Looks like I shoulda woulda coulda searched here first!

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2010, 12:11:58 PM »
I found this BonFire over at the island, Coach. Looks like it was voluntary and he left in protest to the new marxist state.

Here's the link!

Looks like I shoulda woulda coulda searched here first!

Another Quitter....AlentownJake

Thank you, sir.

A man of principle, my good friend and colleague AllentownJake.

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Re: DU is finally changing their underwear.
« Reply #98 on: July 01, 2010, 12:26:22 PM »
Thank you, sir.

A man of principle, my good friend and colleague AllentownJake.

One is known by the company one keeps.

C'mon, Coach, he's still a DUmpster DIver! Although not as moonbatty as most, he still was layin' in the pit with the rest of 'em.
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